Saturday, November 3, 2012

" In My Merry Oldsmobile" - (1931)

I ran across this little promotional cartoon for the 1931 Oldsmobile. It has all the elements of a melodrama, with a villainous landlord and a lady in distress. She is rescued by a virtuous young man who then takes her for a spin in his new automobile. The ending not shown is when he runs out of gas and pulls over to the side of the road, collecting his reward for saving her virtue. And if that’s not funny enough for you, it’s a Fleischer creation from the days when he was still doing advertisements, while cranking out the early Popeye and Betty Boop cartoons.

Watching this cartoon shows two things which have not changed; you need money to make money; and the guy with the coolest car usually gets the girl!


Fall Back!
Don’t forget to set the clocks back at 2 AM tonight and enjoy the extra hour out, or in the morning, when you can simply sleep in. I don’t mind the fall set back – it’s the springing forward that hurts me more with each passing year! But, the fall set back, with its extra hour of night time is all right by me!

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